New Whistleblower Files Complaint Relating To The IRS Audit Of Trump And Pence Tax Returns: ‘Serious And Urgent’
A new whistleblower has decided to file a complaint on Thursday that alleges a Trump-appointee of attempting to interfere with the IRS tax audit of Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence.
According to The Washington Post, the whistleblower, who chose to remain anonymous, said that they were “told at least one Treasury Department political appointee attempted to improperly interfere with the annual audit.”
The Post notes that the IRS’s process for auditing the taxes of the President and Vice President “is supposed to be walled off from political appointees and interference.”
According to the report, Democrats have flagged the whistleblower complaint for a federal judge.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) received the complaint in July. Saying it raises “serious and urgent concerns” he has characterized it as containing credible evidence of “potential ‘inappropriate efforts to influence’ the audit program.”
Trump has yet to release his tax returns going on to the last year of his presidency.